E3 2015: Tearaway Unfolded Hands-On Gameplay and Preview

Posted 2015/06/21 by William Manzo in Gaming

Tearaway Unfolded Hands-On Preview

Media Molecule’s hit PlayStation Vita title is heading to PlayStation 4 as Tearaway Unfolded, and we recently got hands-on with the game at E3 2015.

Tearaway Unfolded isn’t just a remaster of the PlayStation Vita version. No, it’s much more than that. Media Molecule have increased the framerate to 60 frames per second, increased the resolution to 1080p, and have recreated the entire point A to B journey using tools available with the PlayStation 4. In Tearaway Unfolded you’ll be able to light up dark areas using the light bar on the Dualshock 4 controller as well as take full advantage of the touch panels, motion controls, and PlayStation Camera. All of this combined with the papercraft platforming adventure game make for a great experience.

Tearaway on the PlayStation Vita was a must-have on the portable device, but is it possible that it will get the same amount of praise on the PlayStation 4? We absolutely believe so, from the good gameplay sessions that we’ve had with the game. It’s also great to be reminded that a lot of key features are returning from the previous version of Tearaway. Custom textures can be created using the PlayStation Camera and shapes are still able to be drawn, this time using the touch pad on the DS4.

Tearaway Unfolded Offscreen Gameplay | JM @ E3 2015:

[br]From what we’ve played of the game, Tearaway Unfolded feels very similar to the original game, while remaining fresh because of the new changes. Platforming is a major part of the game, but traversal in the game requires touch pad swiping as directional wind depending on how you do so. Eventually the changes and controls start feeling natural, so it won’t be too long before your skills are put to the test against several enemies and in puzzles.

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It goes without saying that Tearaway Unfolded will be nothing short of excellent when it releases in September. With this and Media Molecule’s newest ‘Dreams’ game being released in the future, it seems like creative fans will be able get their imaginative juices flowing for years to come. For more on Tearaway Unfolded, Media Molecule news, and more, stay tuned to Junkie Monkeys.


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William Manzo

Gaming since I was in diapers.